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discusses his book "syria: the fall of the house of assad". >> thank youpa so much fors spending part of your afternoon with us here. behal myseuld like to welcome you all on behalf of david lesch and myself. this is a wonderful session.our. we're so happy they your here.ss i wanted to introduce david lesch to you. he is a professor of middle east history at trinity university iy san antonio.nker a prolific writer and thinker ot the middle east and what is t' happening in the region.e it's a treat to have him here today. he has written his new bookyriat "syria: the fall of the house of assad", which i'm hoping you you sign all purchase debt and assigned. again and sign my copy first. he has met extensively witheadi president assad and leading bete syrian officials.n the he has been in the middle east,, studying the middle east, makin, connections and reason that's he important is, of course, hee'son knows of what speaks. to write n without understanding the players, and lucky for us professor lesch knows quite a bit about what is happening in syria and can answer some of the very impo
itself at that level to deal with the reactor in syria. the bush administration organized its iraq policy in another way. there are several models out there but it is important that i ran not be seen as one of 10 or 15 problems we have to deal with on a daily basis. iran is problem number one and will be for awhile. there are plenty of other problems in the middle east. first, syria -- i concur with everything dennis said. first of all, for the longest time, many people thought the fall of assad was inevitable so we would not have to do that much to provoke it. i'm not so sure, not because i don't think this insurgency is effected. i have been on the receiving end of a number of insurgencies in my career is. this is a very powerful and effective one. iran has command -- has committed -- syria has committed powerful friends that appear to be ready to go to the mat to make sure the assad regime will stay in power. that is russia and iran. the result could be an assad that stays in power, an iranian victory that will mark the good for our efforts to move iran to the negotiating table on nucl
elected leader of syria's main opposition group today criticized the international community for not doing enough to help overthrow the regime of bashar al-assad. he told russian tv there is no civil war. >> reporter: syria is being laid to waste. shattered by 20 months of grinding conflict that's turned cities into war zones, and once-peaceful neighborhoods into rubble. today, two suicide bombers killed at least 20 government soldiers according to opposition groups. the target was a military facility in dura, where the syrian uprising began last year amid hopes that the regime could be toppled. instead, the government is determined to stay in power. and tens of thousands of syrians have paid with their lives. this young boy survived an attack that tore through concrete walls. he was carried away, but not to safety. because he lives in a country at war with itself. yesterday, 11,000 syrians fled their country in one of the biggest exoduses since the fighting began. most crossed into turkey, driven by deadly clashes close to the border in the town ras al-ayn. more than 400,000 syrian refuge
in syria and you will hear his controversial views on 9/11. >>> let's turn to syria. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisc
military post. it's the first time israel has fired on syria since 1973. >>> syria's rebel groups may be pulling together after pressure from the u.s. and arab nations. op ligs leaders met today and agreed to form a new umbrella coalition to transition into a new syrian government. it's considered a big step in the push to oust president bashar al assad. the government is fighting to e destabilize syria. the civil war started 20 months ago. 35,000 lives may have been lost. and we want to warn you. this next report shows graphic and disturbing video ofs atrocities. some viewers may consider it very disturbing. as arwa damon reports, heinous attacks may have become too familiar in syria. >> reporter: this is video from earlier this year. they crawled through holes and find an entire family killed by regime forces they say. a woman's body lies on the floor. in the room next to it bodies crowded into the corner. more dead are in the bathroom. a small voice whimpers from another room. a child comes into view crawling over a body. he's the only survivor. the assad regime has always maintain
. and then there's the issue of syria. please say some words about what you see as the next steps with regard to iran. how do we see that unfolding in the time ahead? what's the way forward with syria? >> yeah. three things. one, you know, the arab spring turned out to be less spring and probably better term is arab awakening. we're going to go through springs and winters and summers and falls and it's going to vary country to country and it will take a long time. but look, it was iventable, unavoidable and actually a good thing that the people of the arab world should start taking some responsibility for their future. and there's just no going back and it is very much in our interest how these awakenings come out and that they result in societies that are democratic, that are producing a better life for their people and we should do everything we can in a smart way, recognizing we're not so popular in the middle east right now, to try to help get that outcome. there are a couple big threats to that. one is syria and i'm more worried about syria in terms of the middle east then anything and t
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. dennis ross and james jeffrey address the unrest in syria and their concerns about egypt house and government. this is an hour and 35 minutes. clucks a good afternoon. welcome to the washington institution -- institute. i'm delighted to see all of you today. i think the interest in foreign policy and the wake of our presidential election is evident by the standing room only crowd we have here today. we are now already into the process of transition, transition even with the same president. transitions are the most fluid and receptive moments in the presidential cycle that may have an impact on the policy process. so, i take it that it is a good sign that there is a much interest in the foreign-policy process by your presence here today. i think the transition from a first to second on the administration may begin the day after election, but it does not end on inauguration day. this process is going to continue for some time. as the new old team goes through the inevitable time of reassessment and redefinition of priorities and opportunities, and as other issues, domestic issues
into syria. >> and also an earthquake in a small east asian nation .... good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> welcome back. as many as 12 people are feared dead after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake and northern myanmar it collapsed a bridge, and a gold mine also near buddhist pagodas. please are reporting guarding relics after the quake damaged buddhist temples that are hundreds of years old. >> the israeli military has fired a missile into syria. the first time israel has been drawn into the fighting in this neighboring country. the military said it fired the missile as a warning shot today after a stray mortar from syria hit a military post. the military says no damage or injuries were reported inside israel. a string of mortar shells have struck the post d
. police continue to investigate. >>> several anti-government groups in syria are teaming up to form a new coalition tonight. this as fighting continued today all across that country. the move comes after intense international pressure to form a more united front to fight president bashar al assad's regime. the new coalition has elected a president, vice presidents and a security general. leaders are hoping this move will help draw in more international support as well as resources. >>> a nato service member killed today in an insider attack in afghanistan. afghan officials say an attacker wearing an afghan army uniform shot and killed a member of the u.s.-led coalition forces. the soldier's identity and nationality have not been disclosed. at least 57 soldiers have been killed in so-called insider attacks this year. nato is preparing to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014. >>> a major snowstorm slamming canada. residents digging out after several feet of snow, and more could be on the way. a lot nicer in our area. sunny and warm today, but it is i we -- is winter weather on the
in sierra. more than 100 tons of aid destined for syria left from iraq today. it's to be the first of its kind from iraq to syria. some 2.5 syrians are in need of aid since the civil war. more than 4,000 syrians have fled to near by countries. >>> more than 60 years ago as world war ii was drawing to a close, an army colonel wrote a story. and wrote music. for decades it was dormant but this week the u.s. army band performed the work, giving the composer his first chance to here the work. >> my name is harold van huglen, and my age is 93. i'm a veteran of world war ii. in 1945 i was stationed in new orleans, louisiana at the new orleans army airbase, and i was an instructor. the peace in europe had already been written in april of that year. so they said we can do anything we want to. i decided to write a symphony. during those 70 years when it sat on the shelf, i would look at it every once in a while and think, why isn't this being played? >> my brother and i came upon the bound copy of the symphony. i talked with senator carl, a senator from michigan where my dad lives. senator levin w
group fighting the syrian government. he is calling for an end to support for syria's president bashar assad. sabra claims that backers cent assad supplies and only send the opposition words and letters of encouragement. g george sabra is having talks today with other opposition leaders. also, today his mam--malala day to honor the 15 year-old pakistan a girl who was shot and had one month ago by the taliban. the terrorist group. of the attack to stop her from bringing attention to the country's finest education system. mamama day was marked with two petitions, there were 2 million people. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. it has been very easy for people to take advantage of people that are not paying attention. and this bad guy could be doing this the same thing about this that person could just jack you for your phone it happens every day. but get these men waiting for a streetcar. they look up and they're too engrossed in their phone to let us get closer. still, the have not even notice that i'm watching and let us stand right into the
. they captured them in syria in the 1967 mid east war. >> more violence broke out in the gaza strip. >> militants have rockets and mortars and israel countered by shelling palestinian positions. >> also announced the defense system knocked out a long range respect palestinian rock. >> in the middle east, they have broken down. >> the u.s. was trying to set up negotiations and will set up the time something wrong for the negotiations due to rising tensions. >> senator dianne feinstein is the target of an antiwar protest this morning. this is in pacific heights. they plan to head to nancy pelosi's house as well. as well as a trip to the golden gate bridge. >> it is guiling a strong movement. and senting a recent delegate to pakistan which included people from the area. >>> after just two months on the job, george entwhistle said he has taken responsibility for a news night broadcast that wrongly implicated a british politician in a child sex abuse scandal. the alleged victim said he was abused by a party official. later, they said it was a case of mistaken identity. >> it is weeks after it was reve
of the headlines, israel is being drawn into the fight for the syria for the first time. firing warning shots after a stray mortar shell hit an israeli military post. an earthquake rocking myarmar. 12 people are feared dead. and phil jackson reportedly to rejoining the los angeles lakers as coach. two days after the team fired mike brown after a poor start to the season. >> heather: killing two people in indianapolis. force of last night's blast damaged three dozen other homes. fire lieutenant saying the scene looks like a war zone. seven other victims were taken to the hospital with injuries. the names of the two people were killed have not yet been released. >> gregg: in recent years the obama administration and wall street have endured what might be described as an uneasy if not shaky relationship. the dow is back to its pre-recession levels right now but some of the president's rhetoric using terms like fat cat bankers prompted top executives to contribute millions if not tens of millions to governor romney's campaign. some are asking if wall street can get along and mend fences with president
would have legitimacy with the opposition back in syria itself. but there are some attempts and people are thinking about these things-perhaps because of what happened in iraq in 2003. >> wonderful. one more. yes, please. >> what this likelihood that the regime will use chemical weapons and what should we or could we do if they do? >> good question. that's one of the questions that no one has an answer, understand what circumstances would the regime use chemical weapons. i suspect they don't want to use them because that would galvanize the exact international response they're trying to avoid. the don't want this type of mass blood-letting that will compel the international community to intervene much more assertively than it has. so i don't think they're going to use chemical weapons. the fear is, though, if the regime -- if the opposition gains the upper hand, if the regime is on its last legs will they want to go down in flames or will they want to launch a chemical attack against israel, for instance, desperately trying to turn a domestic conflict into an arab israeli wa
obama chooseses a permanent replacement. >>> israel fired a warning shot into syria today after a stray mortar shell came across the border. the shell hit an israeli post in the golan heights area. jerusalem has filed a complaint with u.s. forces operating in the area. meantime, opposition groups have agreed to form a new inclusive body that could transition into a new government. >>> and closer to home now, in new york city, thousands came out to honor vets for the veterans day parade but sandy survivors were not forgotten. donations were collected for them during this time. the storm is now to blame for 43 deaths in new york city. more than 38,000 residents there are still in the dark. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti introduces us to an elderly woman struggling to survive. >> reporter: all bundled up, she manages a smile before the 70-year-old -- yes, 70, makes a twice daily climb up six flights, dragging four gallons of water and a grocery cart and a bucket to her apartment. is it okay if i help you? >> yeah. >> reporter: you're using this for what? >> flushing the toilet.
with their cameras all over the world. i found myself thinking as i was watching about everyone, folks in syria and homs, they show what they could, to folks here in oakland with camera phones trying to show police misbehaving. somebody, the act of journalism, how to protect people, whether they are citizens or professionals -- what do you think? we do not have a conversation about that. should there be an international standard of journalistic rights, if you are committing journalism you should be protected? how you protect those folks? >> good luck implementing that law. is a great question. something journalists and tijuana struggle with all the time with the rise of social media and websites a lot of you have heard about -- including one which started out as a compendium of information about basically narco turf wars, shootings in the streets, the headings. it started off as a visual wallpaper and has since become interesting, more sophisticated, and is beginning to write articles and put -- and the editor is anonymous, but they are beginning to publish pieces. this thing that was touted ea
." >>> now to a developing story this morning. israeli soldiers have fired warning shots towards syria. israeli officials say it was retaliation for a mortar shell that hit near a military post in golan heights. the israeli-syrian border isn't too far from damascus. israeli's military says they've issued a complaint through the united nations. >>> today we stop and take time to honor our veterans. ♪ and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ >> parades and services are being held across the country to remember all the men and women who have served in our armed forces. >> you're looking at live pictures from arlington national cemetery. he will lay a wreath at the too many tomb of the unknown soldier, and the president will make a statement that happens at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> 51 days and counting. the deadline to make a deal and avert the so-called fiscal cliff less than two months away now. we'll tell you what's at stalk. you're watching cnn sunday morning. ♪ why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapp
, secretary of defense and major decisions have to be made about syria. 30,000 people have been killed and we are losing influence by not having been more forward leaning. afghanistan. what is the president going to do? we have 68,000 troops there. the vice president said we are getting out in 2014, period. the administration policy is responsible in my view to get force there. advisory support there. but i don't know, support on the hill. if the republicans and the democrats think we're just in slow motion defeat in afghanistan. will people support sending more troops over there for two years? i'm not sure. he has to make a decision. does he just want out of the war or a stable outcome, where he needs to rally the country? he will have a busy foreign policy agenda in the first few months. >> chris: senator bayh you get the last word. petraeus in specific and national security in second term agenda. >> the thing with david petraeus is tragic. she a patriotic american. he served his country well. it's most unfortunate. fortunately for us ve a deep bench in the national security foreign policy
. we'll have details at 4:00 eastern time today. >>> israel fired a warning shot into syria today after a stray mortar shell came across the border. the shell hit an israeli military post in the golden heights area. no one was injured but jerusalem has filed a complaint with u.n. forces operating in the area. >>> and closer to home, a new york resident hardest hit by superstorm sandy are getting ready to enter their third week without power or water. more than 38,000 customers remain in the dark. the storm is now to blame for 43 deaths in new york alone. >>> and a world exclusive
but major decisions have to be made about syria, 30,000 people have been killed and we are losing influence by not being more forward leading an afghanistan. what is the president going to do, the troops there, and, the vice president said we're getting out in 2014, period and the policy is more responsible, in my view to get a force there, advisory support force there afterwards but i don't know, will there be support on the hill, republicans and democrats think we are in slow motion defeat in afghanistan, will people support sending more troops over there? i'm not sure. he has to make a decision, does he want to get out of the war or avenue a favorable outcome, and he'll avenue a busy foreign policy agenda in the next six months. >> chris: we are running out of time, petraeus in specific and national security in the second term... >> the same with david petraeus, it is tragic, a patriotic american and it is unfortunate and fortunately for us, we have a deep bench in the national security force arena and the president will make a smooth transition there. the big issue the next 12 months an
into the conflict in siriasm the israeli military says its forces fired warning shots into syria, in response to a stray mortar shell that landed in a golan heights settlement. no one was hurt, but there are fears that the syrian war could broaden and into turn into a regional conflick. the israeli forces have filed a complaint with the united nations. fruferations are boil over in new york as the lights lights ad much-needed heed -- heat are out. the power company says it could be until tuesday or later to get the area fully restored. we go live to oceanside, new york, with more. >> reporter: hello to you, shannon. the numbers can be very misleading as to how many people are cold and in the dark. that's because tens of thousands of them have electrical equipment that is so internally damaged by super storm sandy's storm surge, that it needs to be repaired, tested and certified for the power companies to get going and try to fix that problem for them. angry residents protested and new york's governor andrew cuomo has call the the long island power authority, unprepared and badly managed. and
, "okay, you have to play a role in iran and syria or whatever, being responsible." domestically, we want them to gain confidence so they don't have to have their foot on their people's neck. most of the time in china you don't know the government's around. just kind of a sort of state of chaos -- >> really? >> and, yeah. >> i mean, not like russia, the soviet union -- >> oh, it's -- >> not that blanket -- >> entirely different. it's most of the time the areas the government cares about, the internet, democratic protest or whatever, taiwan, tibet, they're all over. when it doesn't involve that, you know, you can basically do what you want. you start a business, et cetera. so we want them to allow their people to have more a sort of liberal, normal life, as times goes on, which i -- and the government it's a country becoming more confident with a government that's still sort of nervous antique. it's a dick cheney government with, if not a barack obama, an fdr type nation behind it. here's an illustration. before the olympics, the foreign ministry said, "we're going to have an authorized pr
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